Christopher Lawrence's critical overview of medicine's place in the development of modern Britain examines the significance of the clinical encounter in contemporary society.
* first short synoptic study of its kind
* breaks new ground by bringing together specialised scholarship into a broad argument
* shows how the medical profession created a very specific role for itself
* relates medicine to general social policy

chapter |6 pages


chapter 1|20 pages

The Enlightenment

chapter 2|28 pages

The age of reform

chapter 3|30 pages